Dreaming of the next holiday on the horizon? Digest that giant meal and head out soon to find that perfect tree, because most of the farms open right after Turkey Day! Check out our list of Christmas tree farms and don’t forget to check the Mommy Poppins Holiday Fun Guide for even more festive ideas to get you and your family into the holiday mood!
The latest Disney-Pixar flick comes roaring into theaters this week with astoundingly rendered background art; themes of family, friendship, and overcoming fear, and starring roles for those kid-favorite critters, dinosaurs. Though largely aimed at a younger crowd, The Good Dinosaur is rated PG, and some themes and moments may be a little too intense for more sensitive viewers. Read on to find out if this film is appropriate for your family (and why it's worth seeing at Hollywood's El Capitan for folks in LA this holiday season).
Now that the turkey has been consumed, it’s time to look forward to Christmas, and Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve and all the fun that comes with them. The holiday season is already in full swing, and New Jersey kids have so many activities and events to choose from; the only problem is having enough time to get to them all! So get your calendars out and choose something fun from our 25 favorite 2015 holiday activities in NJ.
Ok, so you can’t quite make it to the North Pole, although that would be pretty cool. Good thing in New Jersey the North Pole can come to you—on wheels, no less! Check out these holiday train rides with Santa Claus and book your tickets as soon as possible to ensure your spot on these special train rides--they sell out incredibly fast. And don't forget to check out our fun Holiday Activity Guide, too. Happy holidays from everyone at Mommy Poppins!
Little electric trains whiz by more than 150 NYC landmarks made out of acorns, twigs, bark, berries and leaves at this elaborate show. The 2015-2016 edition of the annual spectacle includes 3,000 extra square feet of tracks, trains and bridges, as well as a multi-sensory finale in the Conservatory's Reflecting Pool, plus a brand-new model of the New York Public Library. The landmarks and nearly a half-mile of train track of years past will also be on display.
My family and I make it a point to go every year as it's truly a quintessential New York holiday experience. There's a reason it's No. 53 on our list of the top 100 things to do with kids in NYC.
Read on for important tips, new photos and the scoop on everything there is to see and do at the 2015 Holiday Train Show, plus info on other seasonal train exhibits in NYC.
Black Friday is known as one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Retailers try to lure us in with deep discounts on everything from toys to electronics. Let's face it, though, dragging the kids to the mall isn't the most fun way to kick off the holiday season. This year, why not look for a family activity that will make everyone merry? From holiday shows to winter festivals, we've come up with a great list of things to do on Black Friday that are far away from the busy shopping centers. Be sure to check our Events Calendar regularly for even more great holiday activities throughout November and December.
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